The Complete, Annotated Adventures of Booster Gold

 The Reason They Invented the Internet

Friday, November 21, 2014

So here's how this comic book character blogging thing works:

Earlier this week, I paid a visit to The Irredeemable Shag's, which just happened to be running a post on the "Great Heroes" DC trading cards from 1987. They were trading cards printed on backing boards included with 3-pack comic books in the late 1980s. I'd never heard of these before. Could there be a Booster Gold?

For more information, I followed Shag's link to, where, thanks to the assistance of Michael Kooiman, I can now show you this, the first Booster Gold trading card, copyright 1989:

© DC Comics

The card was just one of 8 on its original board. You can see a picture of the whole board at Kooiman's slideshow of the entire set at

This card has been added to the archive of Other Media appearances. But while Michael was giving me the pic for the card above, he graciously forwarded a great scan of the one and only Booster Gold pog from SkyBox in 1993!

© DC Comics

My thanks to Michael (and Shag!) for helping make more complete than ever.
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 Being Thankful For 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

That's a pretty even split among the options. I hope we get real answers sooner rather than later.

Last week's poll question: How does the announcement that Dan Jurgens will be writing the Superman mini-series during Convergence impact Booster Gold? (47 votes)

How does the announcement that Dan Jurgens will be writing the <em>Superman</em> mini-series during <em>Convergence</em> impact Booster Gold?

As for today's poll, I asked a very similar question last year. Let's see if time has changed anything.

This week's poll question: What do Booster Gold fans have to give thanks for in 2014?

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 Convergence Wave 2 Reunites the JLI

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 has some of the solicitations for the second wave of Convergence minis, and it looks like there's at least one that will include Booster Gold:

(Writer: Ron Marz; Artist: Mike Manley, with color by Sotocolor)
The levity of the JLI team collides with the severity of the world of Kingdom Come.

I didn't include the pic from the solicitation — you can see it at — specifically because it doesn't include Booster Gold. For that matter, neither does the solicitation text. But DC can't revisit the JLI without including Booster Gold, can they?

For those of you too young to remember, Ron Marz never actually wrote a single issue of Justice League International. Most of us know Marz as the man who turned Green Lantern Hal Jordan into the villain Parallax and introduced his replacement, Kyle Rayner. It should be interesting to see Marz's take on the signature stylings of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis.
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 I'm Not Done Talking about Lego Batman 3 Yet

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

According to, Travis Willingham is the voice of Booster Gold in Batman Lego 3. And thanks to ShockblastMedia at, you can now see Booster Gold in the game itself. (This video is the definition of "spoilers" as it shows how to unlock Booster as a playable character, so watch at your own risk, Lego players.)

Did you see that "Booster Gold Hat" at 1:52? Is that awesome or what?
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 Brusha Brusha Brusha

Monday, November 17, 2014

Booster Gold has endorsed a lot of products over the years, including sodas, candies, and coffees. Those products are terrible on teeth. It figures that Booster has also put his name on at least two brands of toothpaste. The Corporate Crusader gets you coming and going!

© DC Comics
Teen Titans, Vol. 4, #4, 2012

I have a dental appointment today, which got me thinking about Booster Gold's million-dollar smile. Does Booster use his own toothpaste? Does he need to, or has 25th-century science created the cavity-proof tooth? If they can laminate the tongue to aid dieting, can they laminate teeth to prevent decay?

Whatever Booster does, it works. His teeth always look great.
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